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Old 24 April 2014, 07:14   #1
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Hypalon boats made in the UK

Which firms still manufacture hypalon boats in the UK? So far I've come up with Humber and Avon, though it seems Avon are now owned by Zodiac and some people have suggested a drop in quality. Are they still making inflatables in Wales? The old Avon workboats were very good quality.
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Old 24 April 2014, 07:45   #2
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XS and tornado and Viking are a polyurthane
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Humber
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XS and tornado and Viking are a polyurthane
Valiant (portigal) PVC and Polyurthane
Solent- dont know
Coastline- dont kown
Osprey - dont know
Ribquest Ribs for sure!!!!!
Xs ribs provide the choice either hypalon or Poly
Scorpion??
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Old 24 April 2014, 11:00   #4
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Humber have built over 11,000 so they have a bit of knowledge and experiance on inflatables and RIBs
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Which firms still manufacture hypalon boats in the UK? So far I've come up with Humber and Avon
Do you mean purely inflatable - as opposed to RIBS?
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Thanks. Yes, I was actually thinking of inflatables, not ribs.
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Henshaw makes a special forces sib.

SIT also make a sib around 4.7m.

Both have high pressure floors that are the shape of the keel so they handle like ribs
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Thanks. Yes, I was actually thinking of inflatables, not ribs.
You caught me too, but I have extra buttons to tidy up my mistakes. I'm glad I'm not an RYA Instructor or I'd be REALLY embarrassed...

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